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Humanising the Struggle of America’s Undocumented Workers in Camille Stochitch’s ‘Interstate’

We speak to Director Camille Stochitch about the development and production of her Student Academy Award-winning and BAFTA nominated short film about undocumented workers ‘Interstate’.

Director Alex Barrett on Composing a Modern Day Silent Film Ode to England’s Capital in ‘London Symphony’

Long time DN writer & filmmaker Alex Barrett joins us to discuss his new feature film project ‘London Symphony’, a poetic silent film about the culture and diversity of London.

Reflecting the Essence of a Fashion Brand in Robert Hackett’s ‘Shrine’

We asked director Robert Hackett to share his reflections on the process and inspiration behind his Komana fashion film, ‘Shrine’.

Jih-E Peng & Guy Pooles Capture the Pain of Early Heartbreak in Short Film ‘The Light and the Little Girl’

Director of Photography Jih-E Peng penned a gentle story of early heartbreak for his short film ‘The Light and the Little Girl’. He joins us with director Guy Pooles to discuss how they went about capturing the ‘girl’s eye-view’ of this burgeoning, delicate romance.

Gísli þór Gíslason Taps into Viking Folklore for Arctic Roots’ ‘Nykur’ Music Video

Rising from the ashes of a lacklustre reaction to his end of year student film project, director Gísli þór Gíslason set his sights on the Viking folklore from his native Iceland and put together a crew from his German film school for mythical short Nykur; a film which serves as both his graduation film and […]

wasaru Animates a Tale of Interdependence Between a Lonely Man & His Cat for Sage Francis’ ‘Make Em Purr’

French filmmaker wasaru teams up with hip hop artist Sage Francis to create the dark, animated tale of a lonely man and his cat for music video ‘Make Em Purr’. We asked wasaru to tell us how it all came together.

Anthony Aguiar Delivers a Genre Hopping Ghost Story in Short Film ‘Cypress’

Shot in the true spirit of an indie production with a tiny crew and minimal gear, Anthony Aguiar’s short film Cypress slowly reveals itself to be a ghost story that’s hard to pin down as it traverses genres as the narrative unfolds. We invited Aguiar to lift the veil on his otherworldly production. How did […]

Alex Amoling & Chae Hawk Draw Their DPFTHH Music Video Trilogy to a Close with the Emotionally Taunt ‘Dinner Plates’

Bringing the creative music video partnership forged across Chae Hawk’s DPFTHH album to a close, we speak to director Alex Amoling about the progression of his work over the trilogy of music videos

Reading & Leeds 2014 Cinema Tent Shorts

It’s August bank holiday and as always, we’re heading off to the Reading & Leeds festival for our annual Cinema Tent Shorts screening. But you can get a sneak peak of the programme right here and now…

Melissa Anastasi Takes a Meditative Look at Life, Loss and Longing in ‘This Feral Life’

Melissa Anastasi’s ‘This Feral Life’ is the powerful story of Mia’s headlong dive into debauchery as she attempts to deal with life, loss and longing in a small country Australian town. Anastasi joins us to discuss adapting Julia-Rose Lewis’ theatre monologue for screen and the importance of emotional truth and tone in storytelling.